Week beginning Monday 22 May 2017
Sitting week beginning Monday 22 May 2017 — 2nd House sitting week of the 45th Parliament’s 2017 winter sittings.
This page summarises matters expected to be considered by the House of Representatives and its Federation Chamber. It is updated weekly during sittings. For a full report of the business dealt with, including a list of documents presented, go to the Votes and Proceedings. To read the debates, including question time, go to Hansard.
For details about the proposed program of business for each sitting of the House and Federation Chamber and that sitting’s public hearings of House and joint committees go to the House Daily Program (usually available at least 1 hour before the House is scheduled to meet).
This week the House is expected to sit on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in a pattern similar to that described in the Infosheet 'A typical sitting day'.
The Federation Chamber is also expected to meet on Monday (from 10.30am to 1.30pm and from 4pm to 7.30pm), Tuesday (from 4pm to 7.30pm), Wednesday (from 10am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7.30pm) and on Thursday (from 10am to approximately 1pm).
The House and Federation Chamber are expected to suspend for two hours from 4.30pm on Tuesday so that the Address in Reply to the Governor-General’s speech at the opening of the Parliament can be presented to the Governor-General.
For details about House and Federation Chamber standard hours see the order of business diagram at http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Chamber_documents/HoR/Order_of_Business